Mon. May 27th, 2024
Lady Colin Campbell's 1970s divorce was made more traumatic by prying tabloid stories about her medical history.

Georgia Ziadie/Lady Colin Campbell/Lady C, by DerDeutscheFotograf, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S18E8: Gives You Hell | Lady Colin Campbell

For all the current disorientation around gender, it’s easy to forget that these questions – and the ways individuals will answer them – isn’t exactly new. Alicia has the story of the UK’s Lady Colin Campbell, a best-selling Royals biographer who married into the aristocracy – only to see a caricatured version of her private medical history splashed across tabloid headlines back in the 1970s.

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Alicia’s Receipts

Inside Lady C’s traumatising childhood – a boys’ school like Auschwitz and ‘sadistic’ male hormone injections – Mirror Online (mirror.co.uk)

A very unlady-like Lady: Why high society is terrified of Lady Colin Campbell (dailymail.co.uk)

Interview: Lady Colin Campbell – All about my mother | The Scotsman (scotsman.com)

Lord Colin kicks out his sex change bride (photocopies of a 1970s-era British tabloid story, via digitaltransgenderarchive.net)

Why was Lady Colin Campbell raised as a boy? | Metro News (metro.co.uk)

I’m A Celeb star Lady Colin Campbell’s ex-husband says ‘I don’t care about her jungle show’ (dailymail.co.uk)

Nasty divorces seem to run in the family | The Independent (independent.co.uk)

7 Insane Things You Don’t Know About Lady Colin Campbell (YouTube link)

Lady Colin Campbell’s husband couldn’t ‘touch’ her when he found out she’d been raised a boy – Mirror Online (mirror.co.uk)

Lady Colin Campbell  interview | Gloria Hunniford | 1998 (youtube.com)

Lady Colin Campbell claims Duke of Argyll said his fourth wife was his DAUGHTER | The Scottish Sun (thescottishsun.co.uk)

Lady Colin: The Victorian Not-Quite-Divorcée Who Scandalized London (jezebel.com)

I’m A Celebrity: Lady Colin Campbell’s ex-husband brands her a ‘monster’ (metro.co.uk)

Lady Colin Campbell, Author of the Other Harry and Meghan Book, Swears It’s Not a Takedown | Vanity Fair (vanityfair.com)

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